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Nymans Gardens and House

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Address: Handcross, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, Haywards Heath RH17 6EB, England
Phone Number: 01444 405250
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Nymans is a great place to visit - part ruin part home

The home of the Messel family in the late 1800's. It caught fire in 1947, was partially destroyed and generally left to be a ruin, until the Countesses of Rosse had the remaining... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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English first
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The home of the Messel family in the late 1800's. It caught fire in 1947, was partially destroyed and generally left to be a ruin, until the Countesses of Rosse had the remaining area made habitable. A great sense that the house and the gardens were loved by the family. Plenty of room for children to romp around!

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Surrey, UK
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A fabulous garden that always seems to have work on-going. The gardens has a really great collection of plants that are all labelled and generally hard to find elsewhere. Allow time to walk around - it is not a large space, so although my wife and I are usually incredibly slow looking about and photographing, we'd seen most things in... More 

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Aylesbury
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit at any time of the year but particularly when the herbaceous borders are in their prime. Later they have a fien collection of fuchias. We go for the gardens and grounds but the house is also a good bet---the former home of the Messel family partially destroyed in a fire many years ago. A typical NT... More 

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Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The NT bangs on a lot these days about the spirit of a place. Nymans has it in spades yet it is a triumph over the sum of the parts. A terribly sad history including the fire that destroyed a great country house and left the present day three quarter ruin, but what a ruin. The various gardens are so... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Headed out from Hove specifically to see Nymans today. Kids were grumpy to do a lot of walking as the first leg is downhill which meant walking back was harder work for their little legs. The buggy's/ golf carts seemed helpful to other users of the park but I felt like we were in the way. Seeing that the path... More 

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NymansNT, Marketing & Communications Officer at Nymans Gardens and House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments about using scooters in the garden. Some of our pathways are level but most are gravel so scooters would find it impossible to move around. We hope you're able to return at another time and enjoy our children's natural play located throughout the garden. Children can enjoy balance beams, the round house, wiggaloos and den... More 

London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We went and met friends and between us we had three under-3's. Its a stunning location and has lots of little areas for children to explore and hide in. Especially like the little hedges that little ones can disappear inside. The restaurant is all set up for children with lunch boxes and high chairs. Highly recommend and for all -... More 

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Swanley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Visited with friends, not our first time, and it is such a lovely place. The gardens are so well attended, plants are labelled for easy reference and there was so much to see. The rose garden was spectacular, full of blooms and the fragrance out of this world. Again, every rose was well named to facilitate easy identification. The house... More 

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NymansNT, Marketing & Communications Officer at Nymans Gardens and House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and we'll pass on your kind comments to our volunteer flower arranging team. We're pleased you had such a good visit and hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Horsham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

free parking, great restaurant and fabulous gardens. The whole gardens are amazing and the woodland walk is well worth it.

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Godstone, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

a beautiful garden near haywards heath with good bus connections it is a national trust property,lovely gardens food is available and an excellent gift shop

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A very beautiful garden, with large magnolia trees and a lovely atmosphere , well tended and very impressive. avoid the cafe if you can, the food was tasteless.

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Address: Address: Handcross, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, Haywards Heath RH17 6EB, England
Phone Number: 01444 405250
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Haywards Heath

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